Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Good morning, everybody!

This last week's weather has run the gamut from icy winter to balmy spring and back to chilly again. Luckily, N2N has lots of cozy winter wear (and much of it discounted!) as well as plenty of spring fashions so you'll be ready for that next warm day.

What's on Sale?

Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF Menswear

Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF Infantwear 0-24 months

Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF Ladies' Shoes and Bags

The Coke Lady's Back!

Great news! Many of you know about the Coke Lady (so nicknamed because of her employer)- she brings wonderful plus size fashions and size 9-9.5-10 shoes.

She brought us a car load of awesome on Saturday (January 17.) I think it's the most she's ever brought in one trip. There's everything- tops, pants, jackets, suits, skirts, after 5 wear, costume jewelry, shoes, boots, dresses...and many still with the retail tags!

Plan on stopping in soon- these bargains won't last long!

New Columns

My husband, Arthur, and I each write twice-a-month columns for The Gainesville Times. His deal with computing and technology issues. Mine deal with whatever strikes my fancy.

His latest was published on January 2nd. Click here to read Arthur's retrospective on the last decad e in computing.

My January 9th column is about the dangers of celebratory gunfire. Click here to read it.

Help Haiti!

We are raffling off a beautiful piece of Haitian tin art at N2N. Ironically, the name of this piece is "Tree of Life." It is handcrafted from a recycled oil drum and hand painted by a Haitian artist. It's a substantial piece of art- the diameter is 23". Each chance to win is only 50 cents and you can register as many times as you like. If you can't make it by the shop, you can buy your raffle tickets through PayPal (just send your donation via PayPal to The drawing will be held on Saturday, January 30th.
All of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Red Cross and earmarked for Haitian earthquake relief.

Get Out Those Cray

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is holding its third annual “Be Kind to Animals Week” kid's art contest.

Kindergartners through 12th-graders are invited to submit their artwork celebrating their passion for animals by April 2. Entry forms are available at the humane society, located at 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville, or by visiting the agency’s Web site. For more details 770-532-6617.

During “Be Kind to Animals Week,” (May 2-8) the agency will hold special adoption events and shelter programs.

Essay Scholarship Competition

Optimist International is holding it's annual es say competition. This year's topic for the 400-500 word essay is "The Internet: Today's Evolution or Tomorrow's Menace?"
The competition is open to kids under the age of 19 as of December 31, 2009. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2010. For an application with contest rules, click here. For more information, contact me or Cheryl Hughes (this year's Evening Optimist Club president) at Next to New or email Gail Ingram at .

Our Rachel was the 2008 state winner, receiving a
$650 scholarship
for her essay. There are substantial scholarships (up to $6000) awarded at the international level as well.
BTW- if your busy young writer is reluctant to compete, you might try mentioning that winners at the local level receive a $100.00 can be a great motivator.

My Doggie Valentine

I seem to be stuck on contests this week- here's one all of you grownups can enter. It's the My Doggie Valentine Photo Contest by Purina. All you have to do is upload a photo of your dog and explain why your dog is your Valentine. You must go to the Chef Michael’s website to enter by January 25, 2010.

There's a free Doggie Dinner gift package for the first 1,000 entrants. The grand prize winner gets a trip to New York City this February. The prize includes roundtrip coach airfare, four nights hote

l accommodations in a dog-friendly hotel, $1,000 prepaid gift card and one-year supply of Chef Michael’s canine creations dry dinners, any variety.

The trip is for two people and up to two qualifying dogs to attend the Be My Valentine Doggie Dinner Party on February 10. Please read all the official rules for more details, but you must be a doggie owner who lives in the US to qualify.

Even if you don’t win the contest, you’re still helping pets in need just by uploading your dog’s photo. Chef Michael’s will donate $10 to Adopt-a-Pet for every valid entry up to $7,500.

Alice In Wonderland

Join North Hall's Hollow Horse Players on January 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 pm as they take a trip to Wonderland and back again. Tickets are $7.00 The production is directed by seniors Kelsey Topa and Rob Brooksher. North Hall High School theater. Questions? Call (770) 983-9749

Welcome Home!

Air Force SSgt. Latessa Bortner, the N2N customer who has
been serving in Saudi Arabia, will be home on January 19th! Thanks so much to all of you who donated goodies to send to Latessa and her fellow service men and women. We hope to have a reception for her sometime soon so you can all meet her and thank her for her service.

Individual Quiche Cups

2 cans (8 oz each) crescent rolls

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

3 eggs

1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)

1 box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 16 (2 3/4x1 1/4-inch) muffin cups with Pam.

Separate each can of crescent dough into 8 triangles. Press 1 triangle on bottom and up side of each muffin cup.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in onion, spinach, salt and pepper until well mixed. Fold in cheese. Fill each cup to the top with egg mixture (do not overfill).

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and edges of rolls are golden brown. Remove from pan. Serve warm.

Last Word

Weekly This and That
Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. December's winner was Teresa Ruiz .

If you'd like to be added to the N2N Hot Flash list an
d receive freebie and bargain alerts during the week, just email me at

Get a $5.00 store credit any time you bring us a new shopper. It's easy. Just bring in your friends who've never tried N2N shopping. When they check out at the register, we'll give YOU a $5.00 credit on the spot.

Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friends shop retail!

Computer Pro

Don't hesitate to call Arthur if your computer has a virus or isn't running as fast as it should. He will come to you or you can drop off your PC at Next to New. His rates put the Geeks to shame and your satisfaction is guaranteed. One-on-one instruction available or get some friends together for an even better rate. He can fix software problems through remote access if necessary, so no matter where you are, give him a call - your computer will thank you. You can click here to go to his website.
(770) 540-5100

That's it for now. Remember-email goes both ways...

If you run across any exceptional bargains or impressive new products, let us know. We'll put the word out!

Have a remarkable week!

Teressa and the Next2New Crew

Next to New Resale Boutique
1705 Cleveland Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30501

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